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Glen Elgin 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.10/100
votes
398
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
Speyside Single Pot Still Malt Whisky
Barcode
5000281016474
Added on
21 Aug 2007 7:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 36,29

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 12-year-old

68 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.10 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, my secret favorite among the classic malts, often underestimated or overlooked, for 30 € he was a bargain, 35-40 are still fair.
    • Nose
      sweet, caramel, marzipan, honey, with oranges, dried figs / apricots, raisins, fruit cake
    • Taste
      malty sweetness, honey, white coffee, sweetened canned fruits, mild spicy (pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon - but only very soft), dry mouthfeel
    • Finish
      medium long, strong, dark chocolate, pepper

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Notes half way through the bottle some 5 months since opening it:
    Nose: red fruit compote, white and milk chocolate, sultana raisins, honey, caramel, mint, slight aniseed and a whiff of cinnamon.

    Taste: a light to medium body with dried fruits, clear chocolate, a sligthy bitter wood note and some green herbal spicyness.

    Finish: not that long but pleasant with again the dried fruits, cocoa, coffeebitter and a little nutmeg.

    A very decent mildly sherried bottling. Actually quite pleasant, but lacking somewhat in depth and complexity. Still available for around the €30 mark in NL, which is good value for money.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    88p for an older version more than a decade ago ... 82 for the current version , still a decent whisky but missing the dusty old school effect of the past

  4. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    He does not hurt. He is harmonious, the finish should be a little longer.
    • Nose
      Sweet almond flavor, orange peel, honey and vanilla - the Speyside in the glass. Stings something in the nose.
    • Taste
      Mild and fruity, while slightly woody and with pleasant coffee notes. Again almond flavor, on the tongue but also a dollop of walnut ice cream.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, pleasant portion of wood, oranges and almonds.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fine, fruity honey scent - ripe pears, citrus, gingerbread. All this is complemented by a light ginger spice.
    • Taste
      The taste is very civilized and pleasantly rounded with light spice. Malt, honey, immature apricots, salt also manifests.
    • Finish
      Dozvuk continues to taste, only slightly dries with primary cereal tones and coffee in the background.

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    That would be a typical summer dram, certainly not the enlightenment, but nice, young and exotic notes.
    • Nose
      Nice mixed nose, not too strong unfortunately thanks to the%, but ok. Fruit basket, from orange to mango to lemon, light cereals in between, vanilla, light honey, brown sugar, green apple
    • Taste
      First white pepper in a small tip, then lemon peel, fresh, sour tangerine, green apple, pineapple, slightly grassy notes here, flower meadow, vanilla, rosemary, but also a slightly cheap-seeming alcohol and aftertaste in between
    • Finish
      Young looking oak, citrus peel, dry-sour, short to medium long

  10. ApricotOne scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

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